SafeNet Japan KK (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Country Manager: Kiyoshi Sako), a global leader in information security, has today announced the commercial release of ProtectDrive 9.2 and ProtectDrive for Servers 9.2 disk drive encryption software for Window clients and servers respectively.
ProtectDrive is a software product for Windows-based PCs and servers that encrypts data stored on a disk to protect the data in the event of theft or loss of the disk drive. In addition to internal disks, ProtectDrive can also encrypt USB flash drives and USB-connected external hard disk drives. ProtectDrive for Servers 9.2 also supports hardware RAID. ProtectDrive displays an authentication window prior to Windows boot (preboot authentication), and boots Windows from the encrypted disk only in the event that the user is authenticated by the appropriate method.
ProtectDrive requires no dedicated management server. It is installed as a single Windows application, and disk encryption and other settings can be configured using the ProtectDrive management tool. It is also integrated with Microsoft Active Directory so as to enable single point management and configuration across a large organization.
In the event that Windows fails to boot, ProtectDrive is equipped with various recovery tools as standard features, including a tool for launching Windows PE from a CD-ROM and extracting a desired file from an encrypted disk drive, and a tool for launching from a CD/DVD and decrypting an entire disk drive. These tools can be used even when the client is not connected to a network.
ProtectDrive comes in two types—ProtectDrive, which supports Windows 7 and other client PCs, and ProtectDrive for Servers, which supports Windows Server and RAID. The new 9.2 versions of these products also support the 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008.
In Japan, ProtectDrive has been deployed in many different industries including manufacturing, government, real estate, education, financial services and IT. It has been awarded five stars, the top rank, in the product review conducted by SC Magazine, one of America's most respected IT media. SC Magazine describes the product as follows:
"ProtectDrive performed admirably and comes with all the features you would expect in this Group Test… We liked the integration with AD, and the option to manage our client machines remotely using the server tools, or locally using a unique client configuration on a per host basis."
• Protect Drive are available for Windows Client & Server, and sold through the channel partners in Japan.
• Supported OSs: Windows XP Home, Service Pack 3,Windows XP Pro, Service Pack 3
• Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit editions, Service Pack 2
• Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit editions.
ProtectDrive for Servers 9.2
• Supported OSs: Windows Server 2003 R2, Service Pack 2, Windows 2008 Server R2.
ProtectDrive Channel Partners (In Japanese alphabetical order)
- Information System Products Co., Ltd.
- IT Crew Co., Ltd.
- ID Networks, Inc.
- Soliton Systems K.K.
- Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
- PCI AIOS Co.,Ltd.
About SafeNet, Inc.
Founded in 1983, SafeNet (safenet-inc.com) is a global leader in information security. SafeNet protects its customers’ most valuable assets, including identities, transactions, communications, data and software licensing, throughout the data lifecycle. More than 25,000 customers across both commercial enterprises and government agencies and in over 100 countries trust their information security needs to SafeNet.